What is provided?

Infosys Foundation USA will host the Pathfinders Online Institute 2022 virtually with 14 PD courses occurring between May 1st and August 31st . The CSAwesome team is proud to announce that we will be one of 14 curriculum providers participating in this event! Register here.

Teachers attending the CSAwesome Pathfinders professional development immersion experience will:

  • learn to use the CSAwesome curriculum to teach College Board's AP Computer Science A (Java) course

  • be part of a professional learning community, supported by a PD facilitator experienced with CSAwesome

  • receive support from an online discussion forum

  • have access to the CSAwesome student curriculum and teacher materials (e.g. discussion forum, lesson plans, & teacher guides)

The professional development is 45-65 hours total: Teachers will complete 40 hours of the CSAwesome PD over the course of 5 days plus attend a teacher orientation on June 29. New to Java teachers will be invited to participate in 20 hours of pre-work before the immersion week event.

How much does it cost?

Thanks to generous funding from Infosys Foundation USA this experience is FREE for U.S. K-12 public school teachers. Learn more at https://www.infosys.org/infosys-foundation-usa/media/blog/virtual-pathfinders-summer-institute2022.html.

Note: The CSAwesome PD is open to U.S. public high school teachers only and space is limited.

Eligibility & Application

Preference will be given to teachers who...

  • are public high school teachers, teaching in grades 9-12

  • are planning to teach the CS A course in the 2022-23 academic year

  • are new to CS A and Java programming, but have some programming experience, such as training in AP CSP

Apply Now! Applications for the Pathfinders Summer Institute are now open. All public high school teachers are invited to apply. Special consideration will be given to high-needs schools, teachers from underrepresented communities, those new to teaching CS, and districts demonstrating significant commitment to these subjects.

Acceptance is contingent on submission of a completed Administrator Letter of Support. Please submit letters to csawesome@css.edu.

Click the link above to download the draft copy, edit the text, and save as a text file with your school's letterhead to upload during the application process.

Questions? Please contact us at info@csawesome.org